San Jose State linebacker Jared Leaf remains in critical condition as he recovers from second-degree burns suffered in an apartment fire last week.

His family released a statement Monday through San Jose State expressing their appreciation for the outpouring of support.

"On behalf of Jared's family, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of those who have touched our lives in recent days.

"We would especially like to acknowledge the absolutely amazing staff at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Burn Center. Their passion and optimism along with positive feedback and forthcoming information and accommodation has made us feel included in the process. We feel very fortunate that Jared is in their care.

"We would also like to thank the Coaching Staff at SJSU, who have been here everyday to support Jared and our family. Their genuine concern and positive encouragement are extremely appreciated. Jared's teammates have been a great sense of support, as well, visiting our family often and showing their love for Jared.